Thailand's main international airport remains shut to all traffic after
anti-government protesters overran the facility. As Kate Pound Dawson
reports, tensions in the city are high after several small bombs hit
pro- and anti-government groups.
Leaders of the People's
Alliance for Democracy vow to continue blockading both the main
international airport at Bangkok and the city's domestic airport.
Thousands of travelers have been stranded since late Tuesday.
PAD demands that Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat resign and accuses
him of acting on behalf of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
a push to oust the government, the PAD this week has blockaded
parliament and kept the cabinet from meeting. Security forces have
offered little resistance and seem determined to avoid clashes.
Choonhavan, a member of parliament from the opposition Democrat Party,
says the PAD has brought thousands of supporters in from the
"They're trying to stimulate what we call a strike that would immobilize the government," said Kraisak.
PAD members and some government supporters were injured in small bomb
blasts overnight, including three at the international airport.